Call me lucky, but I got to experience my second missed approach in less than 3 weeks this past Friday!
First was at the end of May on an AA A300 MIA-SJU.
Most recent was Friday night on AA 1999, a trusty 757 EWR-MIA. We were on final approach to 8L and were below 1000' (my estimate) and we did a sharp left turn, maybe climbed up to 4000' or so and within about 2 minutes landed on rwy 12.
Question #1: For an airline the size of AA, given the number of flights they operate each day, are missed approaches fairly common? Example, at least 1 per day?
Question #2: Is there any additional paperwork that a Captain has to file upon arrival?